Hello to all the Crossroads families! I miss seeing your smiling faces and hearing the stories from the children about what is new in their lives. I am safe at home with my family (husband Brad, daughter Julia age 9, and son Levi age 6). I am grateful for the technology that allows many of us to work from home and stay connected to our community. My kids were excited at first to hear they were getting a five month summer break this year, but the reality and boredom soon set in and they miss their teachers and friends. Each day presents challenges in setting aside time for educational "school-like" instruction, teleworking productively while hoping the kids play quietly, preparing healthy balanced meals, and maintaining a structured daily schedule with bedtime routines.
This is a challenging situation that many of us have been thrown into. We should ask God and ourselves for grace and forgiveness during the transition into a new routine and live for the happy moments with our family like game/movie nights, teaching our kids new skills like cooking, and being able to say "yes, I have time for you right now". Here are some online resources that I have found useful to keep my children engaged and entertained. I pray that all of you are doing well and welcome you to reach out to me via
to let me know about the strategies you find helpful.
God Bless you and your family,
Jill Wiggins, Children's Ministry Coordinator